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UTILITY BILLING

Deposits of $200.00 for water and $200.00 for gas are required of new residential customers. Interest is paid to you on the deposits by crediting earned interest to your account in January of each year. Interest rates are set annually by the Kansas Corporation Commission.

If accounts are up to date and in good standing, the deposits are refunded to property owners after two years.

Rates:

  • Gas:  $15.04 (Minimum) includes the first 1,000 cubic ft. (mcf). Thereafter $10.04 for each additional mcf.
  • Sewer:  $15.00 base rate that does not include gallons used + $20.00 debt service fee + $3.50 per 1,000 gallons used. This is an increased rate that went into effect August 1, 2020 for a citywide sewer project. 
  • Water:  $27.25 (Minimum) includes the first 1,000 gallons. Thereafter $11.70 per 1,000 gallons.
  • Trash:  $15.69 per month for weekly residential service, $18.69 per month for weekly residential service with one 96-gallon wheeled cart, or $21.69 per month for weekly residential service with two 96-gallon wheeled carts.

Billing Procedures:

The City of La Cygne begins reading meters as close to the 20th of each month as the work schedule allows. The bills leave City Hall the last working day of the month. The bills are due by the 15th of each month.  If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the next business day.

Payments may be made in person at City Hall during regular business hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm), or dropped through a slot by the front door of City Hall 24 hours a day. Payment of cash, check, or money order are accepted. You can also pay your bill online here
 

Delinquent Procedures: 

After the 15th of each month the utility bill becomes delinquent and a 10% penalty is added to the past due notice, which is mailed to all customers with an outstanding balance on the 1st working day after the 15th.  This statement will include the date when shut off's will commence.

Disconnection of Utilities:

If you fail to pay your bill in full by the disconnect date, your utilities will be shut off and a reconnect fee of $50.00 will be added to your amount due at time of reconnect. If payment is not received by the last day of the month, services will be terminated. You will not receive any other notice prior to termination. THE CITY OF LA CYGNE IS NOT BOUND BY ANY COLD WEATHER RULING WITHIN 3 MILES OF ITS CITY LIMITS.  UTILITY SERVICE CAN BE TERMINATED IRREGARDLESS OF THE SEASON OR TEMPERATURE.

Insufficient Funds Checks:

The City charges $30.00 for all returned checks. If the bad check is not picked up within 10 days of notice, utilities could be disconnected.